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Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

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Baton Rouge building permits grow by 52 percent

Big-ticket commercial building projects, more home remodeling and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 52 percent for the first half of the year over 2013.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Baton Rouge building permits grow by 52 percent

Big-ticket commercial building projects, more home remodeling and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 52 percent for the first half of the year over 2013.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Best Buy bets Ultra-High-Def screens make TVs cool again

Best Buy Co. is betting Americans are ready to buy $3,000 televisions. The world’s largest electronics chain has teamed up with Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. to open in-store showrooms staffed with Blue Shirts trained to tout the merits of Ultra High-Definition, or 4K, technology, which generates a picture four times sharper than existing high-definition TVs.

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Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy would only embolden him to take even more aggressive actions on his own.